Cape Breton is on the northeast coast of Nova Scotia. The ocean is that part of the world is vast and cold. Here is the Prayer of a Breton Fisherman:
Dear God, be good to me;
The sea is so wide, and my boat is so small.
We do not have to be a fisherman from Cape Breton to feel the unimaginable vastness of creation. And who are we…who is little old me…where is my place in this immense cosmos?
But now thus says the Lord,
he who created you, he who formed you:
Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.
You matter to God. You belong to God and you belong right where you are. Let your light shine!
Has anyone checked out the Epiphany discipline found at: https://www.presbyterianmission.org/today/2018/01/05/barn-boots-blessings-2/
Heather got us started for the two of us and Desmond – every evening before dinner. It’s worth doing, with the entire family. Peace.